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Mixing Groupset Compoents

pthompson73pthompson73 Posts: 58
edited November 2010 in Workshop
I currently run Shimano Dura Ace on my Spring Summer bike, and on my Winter / Turbo bike I have Shimano Ultegra.

I am looking to buy a new set of wheels, and cant be arsed on with swapping the rear casette over every time I feel a wheel change is needed.

Therefore is a Dura-Ace cassette compatible with a Ultegra Group??


  • weaponsweapons Posts: 367
    edited November 2010
    Assuming they both have the same number of cogs on the cassette that should be fine. You might want to ensure the wear on the cassette/chain is reasonably consistent though - for instance if your ultegra chain is well worn but your dura ace cassette is new, running them together will wear the dura ace cassette faster.
  • Any Shimano or SRAM 10 speed cassette will work so in the long run you can save some cash by using 105 or Ultegra cassettes.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    Therefore is a Dura-Ace cassette compatible with a Ultegra Group??

    A lot of people save their DA cassettes for their racing wheels and use Ultegra cassettes on their every day wheels as they are cheaper and last longer.

    Same with Sram (which will also work with your DA set-up). I use a cheap Sram cassette on my training wheels and keep the expansive Sram Red cassettes for my racing wheels.

    And Sram or Shimano 10-speed cassette will work with your bike.
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